The team at New Care’s Bramhall Manor care centre on Robins Lane in Bramhall, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has received a special Making a Difference award from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
Personally delivered and presented by chief executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Karen James OBE as part of the Trust’s wider ‘Thank You February’ initiative, the certificate recognises the care home’s outstanding contribution and dedicated commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bramhall Manor is one of only a handful of local healthcare organisations to receive the award. Upon opening in March last year, it was commissioned in its entirety by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs Stepping Hill Hospital, NHS Stockport CCG and Stockport Council as part of a joint Borough-wide plan to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the last 12 months, the New Care team at the home has worked tirelessly to help ease the pressure on the NHS in the locality by offering a much needed and viable solution to the shortfall of hospital beds by caring for those who are well enough to leave hospital but not quite able to care for themselves fully at home.
The partnership has been instrumental in helping the local NHS deal with the increase in hospital admissions, both as a result of the pandemic and also during the recent busy winter months.
Karen made a surprise visit to Bramhall Manor to present the certificate taking with her a selection of fresh fruit and beautiful cakes which were very well received by the team.
She said: “I’m visiting Bramhall Manor to say thank you from all of us at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. The New Care team has worked successfully in partnership with us to provide positive outcomes for hundreds of patients over the last 12 months. It has been an incredible partnership and one that we hope to continue to support the needs of those patients discharged from hospital who still require some transitional support prior to returning to their home.”
Registered manager at Bramhall Manor, Sarah Lydon, said: “It was wonderful to receive the surprise visit from Karen and we are delighted to have been presented with a Make a Difference certificate. The situation with the pandemic has not always been easy, but we have worked hand-in-hand with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust to ensure the delivery of a seamless care service for many Stockport residents before they return to their own homes after a hospital stay and are pleased that the project has been successful.”